Student ambassadors keep TTC riders on track

About a month after their debut, the Toronto Transit Commission's 18 student ambassadors are keeping busy helping rushed commuters find their way.

About a month after their debut, the Toronto Transit Commission's 18 student ambassadors are keeping busy helping rushed commuters find their way.

They've been on the job at seven downtown TTC stations.

Michael Delduca, 22, applied for the job online, received two weeks training and is now keeping busy helping tourists and commuters find their way through the system.

"It's actually been pretty enjoyable," he told CBC News. "I've learned a lot about the city, places I didn't know about before.  To be honest I've enjoyed it, it's been a fun summer so far."

Prior to becoming a TTC ambassador, Delduca wasn't as familiar with the downtown area.

Now, as he works at Queens Park station, he can easily point people toward Kensington Market and area hospitals.

"I didn't know anything about it before I started working here, now I know a ton about it."

When the program was announced there was some concern the students would be a target for angry customers.

But the TTC reports no incidents and Delduca says so far, his experience has been positive.

"When there's a subway delay they just get upset ask why there's a delay but I really haven't had any big complaints," he said.

At the end of summer the TTC will decide whether it will make the ambassadors permanent.